• The Department at a Glance
  • Recent Publications
  • Training Programmes
  • Issue Briefs
  • Staff

The Department at a Glance

The Department of Research and Training is one of the core departments of the Institute and is responsible for discharging research and capacity building responsibilities of the Institute that is targeted at providing support to the National Assembly and Nigeria’s democratic governance. The Department is headed by a Director and has a team of experts drawn from the fields of Economics, Finance, Statistics, Development Studies and Public Policy Analysis.

The department consist of three divisions:
Research and Training: The core functions of the Research division include: Responding to the research requests of members of parliament and their committees, providing socio-economic analysis on proposed and existing legislation to deduce areas for repeal, re-enactment, amendment or requiring passage pf new laws. Periodically, the department also provides supply driven research report on topical issues bothering on the management of the Nigerian economy hence, requiring informed analysis.
Training Division: Its training division serves as platform for coordinating the short courses training programme targeted at members and staff of the Nigerian National Assembly and its counterpart in the ECOWAS region. The training division also serves a platform for the coordinating of the Institutes HND programme.
Library: This is one of the division of the Department of Research and Training. Library staff play a vital role in the activities of the Department. Its staff are attached to each research team to ensure the availability of timely and relevant research materials.

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Research Division - Functions
  • Analysis of proposed and existing legislation to highlight their socio-economic implications and draw out issues for legislative action
  • Conducting periodic research on sectoral issues and Nigeria’s economic management;
  • Analysis of government policy documents to highlight how they can be strengthened/ implemented to enhance the good governance;
  • Preparing briefs on topical socio-economic issues as in put to the day-to-day debates that is done at committee level or at plenary;
  • Serving as secretariat to technical committees constituted by the National Assembly to address core issues touching on Nigeria’s economic management such as economic management, revenue mobilization, resource management, public financial management, etc
Training Division - Functions
  • Facilitating the Institute's short course training programmes for Members and staff of Parliaments in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub region;
  • Facilitating the Institute's in-house trainings for staff;
  • Facilitating the Institute's collaborative training programmes with donor partners and other national and international organizations;
  • Manning the secretariat of all of the Institutes training, when required.
  • Facilitating the Institute's HND training programmes;

Recent Publications

Bill Analysis Reports

  • 1. Bill for an Act to amend the Energy Commission of Ngeria Act to Grant Priority to the Development and Promotion of New and renewable Energy, Energy Efficient and Conservation, and for related matters (sponsored by Hon. Tony Nwoye), Analysed by Dr Oluwasola Omoju
  • 2. Bill for an Act to Establish the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria for forestry research, education and training in Nigeria and for Related Matters (Sponsored by Sen. Ahmad Lawan); Analysed by Dr. Augustine Osigwe & Dr. Omorogbe Asemota
  • 3. A Bill For An Act To Provide for the Establishment of Financial Control Department (FCD) in the Office of the President, for the Purpose of Monitoring Finances of all Federal Government and Ministries, Extra-Ministerial Departments and Agencies and for Related Matters, 2017 (sponsored by Hon. Johnson Egwakhide Oghuma); Analysed by Dr. Oluwasola Omoju & Emily Ikhide
  • 4. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act No. 6, 2005, (sponsored by Hon. Daniel Asuquo Effiong); Analysed by Dr. Oluwasola Omoju & Emily Ikhide
  • 5. Bill for an Act to provide for the prevention of lifestyle diseases through the regulation of the sale, consumption and advertisement of unhealthy processed foods, drinks and beverages which are high in calories, sugar, saturated fat and sodium and for related matters (sponsored by Hon. Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad) Analysed by Fadila Jumare & Emily Ikhide
  • 6. Bill for An Act to Establish the Chartered Institute of Export And Commodity Brokers Of Nigeria To Regulate The Practice, Professional Conduct and Promote the Highest Standard of Competence among the Members of the Profession; And for Related Matters (sponsored by Hon Uzoma Nkem – Abonta) Analyzed by Dr Omorogbe Asemota & Chukwuemeka Onyimadu
  • 7. Bill for an Act to Establish the National Institute of Construction Technology and Management to Provide Full-Time and Part-Time Courses and Manpower Training in Construction Technology, Engineering Technology, Applied Sciences, Management Sciences and other Fields of Study (Sponsored by Hon. Sergius Ogun) Analysed by Dr. Augustine Osigwe and Ezechi Ibe
  • 8. Bill for an Act to Amend some Provisions of the National Biosafety Management Agency Act, 2015 and for Related Matters (sponsored by Sen. Yahaya A. Abdullahi) Analysed by Dr. Terfa Abraham & Dr Ola Falade
  • 9. Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency to Provide Research, Develop, Promote, Conserve, Document and Preserve Nigeria’s Indigenous (Traditional) Healthcare Systems, Medications and Non-Medications Healing Arts, Sciences, Technologies, Bioresources and Facilitate their Integration into the National Healthcare Delivery System and for Related Matters Analyzed by Dr Omorogbe Asemota

Issue Briefs / Sector Performance

  • 1. Macroeconomic Performance of the Nigerian Economy in Q1-2018, by Dr. Omorogbe Asemota
  • 2. Crude oil Benchmark and the 2018 FGN Budget: Need for a Petroleum Revenue Heritage Fund in Nigeria by Dr Terfa Abraham, Dr. Francis Ojei and Joy Makeri
  • 3. Mass Emigration of Nigerian Medical Personnel: Need for Urgent Action By Dr. Oluwasola Omoju

Research Proposals (Individual)

  • 1. Treasury Single Account and the Operations of the educational sector in Nigeria: Implications for SDGs, by Dr. Augustine Osigwe
  • 2. Addressing Nigeria’s Infrastructural Financing Gap: The Option of Investment Guarantee Schemes’, by Dr. Oluwasola Omoju

Training Programmes

National Programmes (Jan - August)

  • Hangout with Social media influencers on Appropriation and Budget Reform Process, 16th January 2018. NILDS Training Room.
  • 5 Day Benchmarking/ Training Workshop for members of Puntland Parliament, Somalia. 22-26 January 2018, NILDS Boardroom.
  • A Two (2) Day Workshop on Expected Outcomes of Administrative and Financial Autonomy of State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria. 7th-8th February, 2018, NILDS Training Room, 1 River Niger Street, Maitama, Abuja.
  • 2 Week Training Workshop for Official Reporters of Anambra and Ogun State Houses of Assembly, NILDS Training Room.
  • Employment creation in Agriculture and agro-processing in the context of inclusive growth in Nigeria. NASS/ Reiz Continental Hotel. April 28-29, 2018
  • Validation workshop of the reports of subcommittees of NILDS technical committee of reforming Nigeria Tax system. NASS Complex. May 14, 2018
  • 3 Day Capacity Building Workshop for Members of the Public Accounts, Expenditure and Audit Committee of Liberia. May 24 -26, 2018
  • 5-Day Capacity Building Workshop for Legislative Staff and other Key Staff of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, June 19th – 23rd, 2018
  • DS-EU-YIAGA Workshop on State Legislatures and Public Engagement: The Role of Clerks 5-6 July, 2018 NILDS Training Room.
  • NILDS-INEC-EU Summit on Elections Observation 17-18 July, 2018 Sheraton Hotel.
  • National Assembly Open Week 16-19 July, 2018 NASS
  • 2 day Capacity Building workshop for Members of Adamawa State House of Assembly, 26-27th July, 2028. NILDS Training Room.
  • Conference for Speakers, Clerks, Accountants and Commissions of SHOA on Operationalizing 1st Line Charge 6-7 August, NILDS.

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